Class Reports: ENGL 1113: Composition I, Sections 025, 044, 084, and 102- 23 September 2015

Discussion among the four sections of Composition I today continued to address concerns of the Profile. Noted was the report of six-week grades, required by the institution. Students are advised that 1) the six-week grades do not factor into GPA and 2) six-week grades represent less than 15% of the total course score.

Class concluded with a riddle quiz of the sort administered on 31 August 2015 and 16 September 2015. The text of the riddle derives from one in the Exeter Book, often labeled as Riddle 8. The answer is traditionally given as “fire,” but, as in the earlier quizzes, the grade on the assignment was determined by the quality of the proofreading and of the explanation of the answer from the textual clues provided, rather than from the “correctness” of the answer itself.

Student participation was

  • Subdued in Section 025;
  • Robust, if easily distracted, in Section 044;
  • Less robust than usual in Section 084: and
  • Remarkably subdued in Section 102.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • Profile RV, 25 September 2015 (via D2L before class begins)
  • Profile FV, 2 October 2015 (via D2L before class begins)
  • TxtAn PV, 12 October 2015 (print copy at the beginning of class time)

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 025 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Engineering South 213 A. Its roster listed 17 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fourteen attended, verified by the quiz noted above.
  • Section 044 met as scheduled, at 1330 in Classroom Building 108. Its roster listed 18 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Seventeen attended, verified by the quiz noted above.
  • Section 084 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall 306. Its roster listed 19 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Eighteen attended, verified by by the quiz noted above.
  • Section 102 met as scheduled, at 1230 in Classroom Building 221. Its roster listed 18 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Sixteen attended, verified by the quiz noted above.
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